Skip to comments.Juan Williams: Where's the outrage over Obama's drone policy?
Posted on 02/08/2013 11:30:51 AM PST by EveningStar
Imagine if President George W. Bush or senior members of his administration asserted that they had the power to assassinate any person, including American citizens on American soil, because they merely suspected them of being involved in a terrorist plot.
Now, imagine that they went a step further and claimed that this broad new power was not subject to any oversight by Congress or the judiciary or international law.
A lot of left-wingers would be apoplectic. And they would be right.
Sadly, a Democratic president, Barack Obama, and senior national security officials in his administration appear to be wielding just that kind of power without any oversight, according to a memorandum outlining the extent of the U.S. drone program uncovered by NBC News Investigative Reporter Michael Isikoff.
Yet, the absence of national outrage is deafening.
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Well, Juan may not be too happy, but, sounds like it is more because of Republican reaction.
If Juan is outraged let us hear his rage not looking for sound bites!
Juan is so effing stupid I can’t watch him anymore. The only thing I enjoy about watching him is when Krauthammer tells Juan how stupid he is. Juan will be a die-hard leftie forever.
Most of the hard lefties I know that know about it are apoplectic. Of course as always outrage accomplishes nothing, lots of people are mad about it, and nothing is changing.
over there behind the leprechaun's pot of gold.
@11: “Nothing in the breathless news anchor reports about the SPD drone issue said squat about Obamas drone plans.”
That says all that need be said about the left’s consistency.
“I can assure you that my outrage is not partisan.”
Could Juan be in the process of ending his support of Obama?”
Nah. He’s a liberal. they can’t see past their own nose.
National outrage is deafening. Why? That’s simple. The “They” are not only deaf but also dumb and can’t see the forest cause of the trees and the trigger man is their Saint Santa Claus!
If you weren’t a clueless hypocrit, I would give you credit for recognizing hypocracy. OK, now get back to being a useless idiot.
It's the drones! It's the drones!! Gosh darn it, it's the drones!!
(Conservatives n sheople, keep your eyes on the birdies(drones)!)
Damn funny stuff. As Senator, Obama railed against 'possible torture of a US citizen'. As president - he´s fine w/ offing ´em based on 'suspicion' and without Due Process.
As Americans, we believe in a God-given (not Congress-given, not Court-given, not even Constitution-given, but "God-given") Right to Life, which does not mean "pacifism" but which does at least mean you have a right not to be intentionally targeted and killed unless you have been found guilty of a capital crime or are presently involved in an act of aggression.
We also believe (Constitution, 14th Amendment) that a citizen must not be deprived of life, liberty or property without Due Process of Law.
And that is not synonymous with "The Say-So of the Powerful".
There are excellent reasons why these rights are so prominent in our Declaration of Independence and in the U.S. Constitution. It's because if you give some "informed high official" a license to kill, you have given him a power not safely placed in the hands of any human being.
This is the kind of thing that gave Stalin a bad name.
And for conservatives to want to limit the government's power to tax us, but not the government's power to kill us --- people, this is insanity beyond all telling.
Yawn..... Left wing Friday news dump. Ask Juan this on Tuesday and see what he says.
Hey Juan,STUFF IT YOU PHONY BLABBERING HYPOCRIT!
How about Obama getting his Beauty Sleep while our Ambassador and Former Navy Seals were Murdered? Where was the Hildabeast hiding while this was going on,She claimed she was involved ,Panetta says they could not find her. What about that Juan?
Juan...you just aren't paying attention!
A couple years ago the "Department of Education" stocked up on riot shotguns. Explain that one!